Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Disfigured man explains his afterlife (video)

Mickey Robinson; Wisdom Quarterly; Monty Python's "Life of Brian"; Christopher Moore

() A man in an accident dies, goes to the fine-material world, and experiences a brahma (divine light being), intense emotions, hellish darkness, and is brought back because his karma was not to die -- the life force not being exhausted in human form. He gives an account of what it was like. For those dogmatists, materialists, and annihilationists who believe death marks the end of the stream of conscious experience, this is a wake up call. For those who cling to notions and assumptions of a great creator and His creation, this is also a wake up call.

We may call this experience a hallucination or a vivid dream, one among thousands of NDEs (near-death experiences) saying more or less the same thing but each interpreting the meaning based on their socialization and religious affiliation. No religion is true, all religions are right, interpretations are interpretations, and simply writing them off as nonsense does not make sense. The Truth is still true, whatever it is. And there are many ways to understand and map it. Buddhism provides a great map but other traditions may as well. One need not be confused or accept the assumptions that lead to confusion. It does make sense. The truth is still true. We are called to come and see, to practice, to directly experience. When we die, and we will die, it will be a little late to begin that investigation. Our mind is like a parachute; it only works when it is open.

And as for the nonbelievers...

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

No comments: